Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11th, 2010

upon measuring my waist circumference

according to the World Health Organization
(here-ever-after known as WHO, as in "Who says, anyway?")
i am one inch
only one teeny, tiny inch
from diabetes
a heart attack
strokes, multiple, hitting me hard
as i struggle to breathe
as i struggle to succeed
as a woman
who is, apparently,
only one inch from
sudden death.

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